Emma Haviland-Blunk is the foreign rights assistant for DeFiore & Company, as well as for Kaplan/DeFiore Rights, working with Linda Kaplan. She joined DeFiore in January 2019, and previously held internships at Writers House and Farrar, Straus & Giroux. At DeFiore, she works with agents to negotiate contracts for publishing their authors’ works in translation and in the UK. In addition to offering assistance to authors and agents, she handles international tax forms and supports DeFiore’s involvement in the London, Frankfurt, and Bologna Book Fairs.

Originally from Westchester, NY, Emma graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in English Literature, along with minors in Spanish and Gender & Sexuality Studies. She enjoys thinking about what people are reading around the world and looks forward to many more years working with books in translation.

Note: Emma is not a literary agent, and therefore does not take submissions.